Hosam M. Aboul-Ela is Associate Professor of English and Adjunct Professor of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston. He is the author of Other South: Faulkner, Coloniality, and the Mariátegui Tradition (Pittsburgh 2007), the translator of three novels from Arabic, the author of numerous journal articles dealing with postcolonial literary studies, and the coeditor with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak of the Palgrave Publishers series "Theory Around the World."
Martyn Bone is Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction (Louisiana State 2005) and the editor of Perspectives on Barry Hannah (Mississippi 2007). His articles have appeared in American Literature, Journal of American Studies, Comparative American Studies, and other journals. In 2008, he was awarded a Center for the Study of the Global South fellowship by Tulane University to conduct research for his current project, a study of literary representations of the U.S. South in transnational contexts (with an emphasis on migrant labor). [End Page 217]
Susan Briante is Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is the author of Pioneers in the Study of Motion (Ahsahta Press 2007), a collection of poetry. Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in Ploughshares, The Believer, Creative Non-Fiction, and BOMB. She has received awards from the MacDowell Colony, the Academy of American Poets, and the Atlantic Monthly. She is currently working on a book, American Ruins: Nostalgia, Amnesia, and Blitzkrieg Bop.
Luis E. Cárcamo-Huechante is a scholar of Mapuche origin, who grew up in a rural area in the River Region of Valdivia in southern Chile. He teaches Latin American and Indigenous literatures and cultures at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2007, he published his first book, Tramas del mercado: imaginación económica, cultura pública y literatura en el Chile de fines del siglo veinte (Santiago: Editorial Cuarto Propio), and he also co-edited a volume of essays entitled El valor de la cultura: arte, literatura y mercado en América Latina (with Alvaro Fernández-Bravo and Alejandra Laera, Rosario, Argentina: Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2007).
James H. Cox is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin with a specialty in Native American literatures. He is the author of Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions (Oklahoma 2006). His book in process is Literary Revolutions: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico, 1920-1960.
Jeremy Dean is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests lie in the relations among race, space, and power in U.S. culture. He is currently completing a dissertation entitled "MultipliCities: The Infrastructure of African American Literature, 1899-1996." He is the former editor of The E3W Review of Books.
Leigh Anne Duck is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi. Her essays on modernism and on the study of postplantation literatures appear in venues including the Journal of American Folklore, [End Page 218] American Literary History, and American Literature. Her book, The Nation's Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism, was published in 2006 (Georgia).
Anthony J. Fassi is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is preparing a dissertation on the cultural history of American industrial ruins.
Molly O'Hagan Hardy is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research is on the intersections between nationalism and the eighteenth-century book trade in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in The New Hibernia Review, Eighteenth Century Studies, and Studies in European Cinema.
Barbara Harlow is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin and has taught at the American University in Cairo (1977-1983 and 2006-2007 as Visiting Professor and Acting Chair of English and Comparative Literature), University College Galway (1992), University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities (1994), University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg (1998), and University of Natal in Durban (2002). She is the author of Resistance Literature (Routledge 1986), Barred: Women, Writing, and...